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August 4, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
THE new, bittersweet comedy by Jim Jarmusch -- "Broken Flowers" -- revolves around Don Johnston, an aging lothario played by Bill Murray, who visits four old girlfriends in an effort to discover which one wrote him a letter announcing that he is the father of a 19-year-old son. But it's actor Jeffrey Wright who manages to steal every scene he's in as Johnston's neighbor, Winston.
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April 10, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
With the YA swoon of "Twilight" safely in the rearview mirror, movie vampires get their mojo back in the sensuous dreamscape of "Only Lovers Left Alive," one of the strongest films yet from Jim Jarmusch. A filmmaker with a deep affection for outsiders, Jarmusch sets his ode to the urbane undead - and margin-dwelling artists - in two ultra-poetic cities: Detroit, a vision of trampled grandeur on the cusp of rebirth, and worldly Tangier, its alleyways alive with the murmur of illicit doings.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 1999 | SUSAN KING, Susan King is a Times staff writer
Jeffrey Wright credits one of his co-stars in Ang Lee's Civil War epic, "Ride With the Devil," with helping him gain insight into his character, Daniel Holt, a freed Southern slave fighting for the Confederacy--and it wasn't "Ride's" leads, Skeet Ulrich or Tobey Maguire. Instead, the help came from Bugs, Wright's horse in the film. "I think Holt related to his horse more deeply than the people around him," suggests Wright in a recent interview in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2008
It's one thing to reinterpret the work of a music icon, but it's quite another to merely offer up even a "striking" imitation ["How 'Cadillac's' Art Imitates Life," by Robert Hilburn, Dec. 16]. Jeffrey Wright may be an excellent actor, but it is beyond presumptuous for the makers of "Cadillac Records" to substitute his vocals for those of blues maestro Muddy Waters (same for Beyonce and Etta James, et al). In doing so, these preening egomaniacs insult their audience and demonstrate contempt for the very blues and R&B pioneers this film purports to celebrate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1996 | TINA NGUYEN
A Huntington Beach woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempting to kill her estranged husband outside his home, police said. Angela Wright, 33, remains at the Orange County Jail after she allegedly stabbed Jeffrey Wright, 38, in the chest, Police Lt. Joseph Garcia said. Bail was set at $250,000. About 12:25 a.m. Saturday, Garcia said, Angela Wright showed up at Jeffrey Wright's house in the 15800 block of Pasadena Avenue, Garcia said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2008
It's one thing to reinterpret the work of a music icon, but it's quite another to merely offer up even a "striking" imitation ["How 'Cadillac's' Art Imitates Life," by Robert Hilburn, Dec. 16]. Jeffrey Wright may be an excellent actor, but it is beyond presumptuous for the makers of "Cadillac Records" to substitute his vocals for those of blues maestro Muddy Waters (same for Beyonce and Etta James, et al). In doing so, these preening egomaniacs insult their audience and demonstrate contempt for the very blues and R&B pioneers this film purports to celebrate.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2005
On the boards: Ben Stiller, the star of such films as "Meet the Fockers," "DodgeBall" and "The Royal Tenenbaums," and Jeffrey Wright, a Tony Award winner for "Angels in America," will appear in the world premiere of "This Is How It Goes," a play by Neil LaBute about an interracial love triangle. It begins performances March 8 at the Public Theater in New York. Renewed: After only four outings, NBC has given a 22-episode renewal order to midseason drama "Medium" for next season.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
With the YA swoon of "Twilight" safely in the rearview mirror, movie vampires get their mojo back in the sensuous dreamscape of "Only Lovers Left Alive," one of the strongest films yet from Jim Jarmusch. A filmmaker with a deep affection for outsiders, Jarmusch sets his ode to the urbane undead - and margin-dwelling artists - in two ultra-poetic cities: Detroit, a vision of trampled grandeur on the cusp of rebirth, and worldly Tangier, its alleyways alive with the murmur of illicit doings.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2003
Richard Stayton's article on "Angels in America" took me back to the tremendous weekend in Boston when I was fortunate enough to see Parts I and II back to back. Seven glorious hours of the most thought-provoking theater. Period. As a Belizean American and the daughter of one of the first social workers in Los Angeles to comfort AIDS patients and their families in the late '70s when it was still known as Kaposi's Sarcoma, I was quite sad to see that in Stayton's article he neglected to mention the character Belize.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2008 | Michael Ordona, Ordona is a freelance writer.
"If Elvis Presley was the king of rock 'n' roll, then Muddy Waters was the god," declares Jeffrey Wright, and he's got a case. After all, the legendary bluesman helped originate the music without which rock would never have been and is cited as a primary influence by the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and the Rolling Stones. "So many musicians express their absolute adoration, love and respect for Muddy Waters," says Wright.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2008 | Michael Ordona, Ordona is a freelance writer.
"If Elvis Presley was the king of rock 'n' roll, then Muddy Waters was the god," declares Jeffrey Wright, and he's got a case. After all, the legendary bluesman helped originate the music without which rock would never have been and is cited as a primary influence by the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and the Rolling Stones. "So many musicians express their absolute adoration, love and respect for Muddy Waters," says Wright.
NEWS
August 4, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
THE new, bittersweet comedy by Jim Jarmusch -- "Broken Flowers" -- revolves around Don Johnston, an aging lothario played by Bill Murray, who visits four old girlfriends in an effort to discover which one wrote him a letter announcing that he is the father of a 19-year-old son. But it's actor Jeffrey Wright who manages to steal every scene he's in as Johnston's neighbor, Winston.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2005
On the boards: Ben Stiller, the star of such films as "Meet the Fockers," "DodgeBall" and "The Royal Tenenbaums," and Jeffrey Wright, a Tony Award winner for "Angels in America," will appear in the world premiere of "This Is How It Goes," a play by Neil LaBute about an interracial love triangle. It begins performances March 8 at the Public Theater in New York. Renewed: After only four outings, NBC has given a 22-episode renewal order to midseason drama "Medium" for next season.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2003
Richard Stayton's article on "Angels in America" took me back to the tremendous weekend in Boston when I was fortunate enough to see Parts I and II back to back. Seven glorious hours of the most thought-provoking theater. Period. As a Belizean American and the daughter of one of the first social workers in Los Angeles to comfort AIDS patients and their families in the late '70s when it was still known as Kaposi's Sarcoma, I was quite sad to see that in Stayton's article he neglected to mention the character Belize.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 1999 | SUSAN KING, Susan King is a Times staff writer
Jeffrey Wright credits one of his co-stars in Ang Lee's Civil War epic, "Ride With the Devil," with helping him gain insight into his character, Daniel Holt, a freed Southern slave fighting for the Confederacy--and it wasn't "Ride's" leads, Skeet Ulrich or Tobey Maguire. Instead, the help came from Bugs, Wright's horse in the film. "I think Holt related to his horse more deeply than the people around him," suggests Wright in a recent interview in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1996 | TINA NGUYEN
A Huntington Beach woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempting to kill her estranged husband outside his home, police said. Angela Wright, 33, remains at the Orange County Jail after she allegedly stabbed Jeffrey Wright, 38, in the chest, Police Lt. Joseph Garcia said. Bail was set at $250,000. About 12:25 a.m. Saturday, Garcia said, Angela Wright showed up at Jeffrey Wright's house in the 15800 block of Pasadena Avenue, Garcia said.
NATIONAL
April 5, 2013 | By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
GREENSBORO, N.C. - With his shaggy hair, bushy mustache and obstinate ways, Jeffrey Allen Wright was well known to sheriff's deputies in Santa Rosa County, Fla. Wright, 55, drove around with a phony license plate. When stopped, he refused to produce a driver's license. Once he threatened to sue a deputy who pulled him over. After he was fined for traffic offenses in September, Wright paid with counterfeit money orders. When deputies served warrants for felony counterfeiting March 8, Wright barricaded himself in his garage and declared that he would not be "a servant of the king.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2007 | Associated Press
A federal judge has struck down a key provision of a new city program providing basic healthcare for uninsured residents. San Francisco was set to begin requiring employers with more than 20 workers to start subsidizing the health plan Jan. 2. But U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Wright ruled Wednesday that the mandate would violate a 1974 federal law designed to prevent inconsistencies in the health coverage afforded employees who work for the same company but live in different jurisdictions.
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